Message from the Adjutant General
As the Louisiana National Guard’s Adjutant General and also the Board President of the Louisiana National Guard Museum, I write to each of you with much enthusiasm and hopeful gratitude.
The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 is one of unprecedented totality and great loss to both life and way of life. As a result, it gave us the opportunity to rebuild throughout the state at multiple National Guard facilities. One of these key facilities on Jackson Barracks is the new multiuse center and museum complex, officially known as the Ansel M. Stroud, Jr. Military History and Weapons Museum.
This museum will be in a class of its own and deserving of Louisiana and we envision it as a place where the story of the Louisiana National Guard unfolds from its early roots to currentday operations. A place where Americans of all ages and veterans throughout the world are able to genuinely appreciate the sacrifices made by those that came before us. A place that fellow service members, families, and citizens can be proud to call their own.
As we move forward on a multiyear mission, I am asking for your help and partnership. While the museum is located on Jackson Barracks, the acquisition and conservation costs are solely funded through private donations. With your help, we will be able to provide visitors and citizens of Louisiana not only the history of our rich military heritage, but the experience and deep respect that is so well-deserved of our State and its people. Together it is possible, and together we will succeed.
- MG Glenn H. Curtis (TAG, LANG)